Tighten Saggy Skin Without Surgery

Feb 12, 2024
Tighten Saggy Skin Without Surgery

By stimulating deep collagen and elastin renewal, noninvasive skin tightening aims to reverse the declining collagen and elastin levels that drive age-related skin sag. Here’s how it works — and how you can benefit.

Sometimes, the normal, inescapable aging process seems genuinely unfair. Why? Beginning in your late thirties or early forties — just when you finally feel comfortable and confident in your own skin — your skin starts to sag. 

While steadily declining collagen and elastin levels are the main drivers of age-related skin sag, reduced dermal laxity can be worsened and accelerated by: 

  • Sun damage
  • Hormonal changes
  • Tobacco use
  • Poor skincare
  • Weight fluctuations

Thankfully, plastic surgery is no longer the only way to tighten loose, saggy skin. At New York Laser and Skin Clinic in Brooklyn, New York, Gina Molinari and our skilled team offer a full scope of noninvasive skin tightening treatments to help you restore optimal skin laxity and a more youthful appearance — without surgery. 

Let’s take a closer look at how it works, and how you can benefit.  

Nonsurgical skin tightening explained

The typical nonsurgical skin tightening treatment uses targeted thermal energy to heat your deepest dermal layers and trigger the increased production and remodeling of collagen and elastin, the fundamental dermal “building blocks” that give your skin its structure and shape. 

 Collagen is a durable protein that gives your body cells and tissues their strength and stability. As the main building block of healthy, youthful skin, sometimes called the “glue that holds everything together.” Elastin is the building block that gives your skin optimal laxity, keeping it taut and supple — not loose and saggy.  

Four noninvasive skin tightening options

By giving your collagen and elastin levels a considerable, long-lasting boost, nonsurgical skin tightening treatments gradually improve your skin tone and texture, effectively revitalizing your epidermis from the inside out.  

At New York Laser and Skin Clinic, we offer several skin tightening treatments to meet a diverse range of aesthetic needs: 

1. Radiofrequency skin tightening

Safe for almost all skin types, radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening uses therapeutic levels of RF energy to deliver rapid, uniform heating to your deepest dermal tissues — stimulating collagen growth and elastin renewal in your skin’s foundational layers. 

 With several top-tier, FDA-approved devices to choose from, we can use RF skin tightening to address poor skin laxity on your face, neck, body, or hands. You may need a series of two to six treatments to attain optimal results, and you can expect your results to improve over time as the collagen remodeling process unfolds.   

2. Radiofrequency micro needling 

Combining RF skin tightening with microneedling — also known as collagen induction therapy — can help you achieve even more comprehensive skin renewal results. 

 We use a special, pen-like microneedling device that’s outfitted with tiny, sterile needles to create a uniform series of micro-channels across your skin surface. Next, we pass the RF device over the microchannels to deliver controlled, uniform heat through every dermal layer. 

 The micro-channels work to stimulate the release of collagen-renewing growth factors from the outside in, as the RF energy simultaneously triggers collagen and elastin renewal from the inside out. The result? Tighter, smoother skin that’s more uniform, resilient, and youthful.

3. Laser skin rejuvenation therapy

Laser skin rejuvenation uses targeted wavelengths of light energy to heat deep dermal layers and trigger long-lasting collagen and elastin renewal, tightening, smoothing, and revitalizing your skin from the foundation up. 

 Non-ablative lasers are noninvasive, meaning they gently heat the targeted skin tissues to get results. Ablative laser treatments take the skin renewal process one step further by removing a very thin layer of your epidermis (skin surface tissue), effectively supercharging fresh collagen and elastin growth.   

While ablative laser skin tightening is a one-time treatment, non-ablative laser therapy often achieves optimal skin tightening results over the course of three to five treatments.  

4. Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy 

Safe and effective for all skin types, intense pulsed light (IPL) is a laser treatment that uses multiple wavelengths of light energy — much like the scattered, diffuse light waves of a photo flash — to treat larger areas of skin and address many cosmetic issues at once. 

 A single treatment can smooth fine lines and wrinkles, erase dark spots, minimize the appearance of scars, and brighten your complexion.  

Benefits of collagen induction methods 

If you’re bothered by mild to moderate skin laxity on your face, neck, upper arms, belly, or any other body area, we have a non-surgical skin tightening solution for you. No matter which skin tightening technique best suits your needs, you can expect:

  • A safe, painless treatment
  • Minimal risk of side effects
  • No post-treatment downtime 
  • Naturally gorgeous results
  • Results that improve over time
  • Enduring skin revitalization

Ready to trade loose, saggy skin for skin that’s tighter, brighter, smoother, and more youthful? We can help. Give us a call today, or click online to schedule a visit at the New York Laser and Skin Clinic in the Brighton Beach area of Brooklyn, New York, anytime.